Pirelli and Lamborghini together again – the new PZero Corsa System for the Gallardo LP 570-4 Guperleggera
World premiere of the new tyre in the PZero line at the 80th annual Show Geneva, 2 March, 2010 – Pirelli confirms its technology partnership with Lamborghini and presents the world premiere of the new PZero Corsa System at the International Motor Show in Geneva, designed for the new supercar from Sant’Agata Bolognese, the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, designed for use on the highest-performing next generation of vehicles. Pirelli’s research department, working to reinforce the characteristics of the newest member of the Lamborghini family, developed tyres that contribute to the reduction of environmental impact, with compounds and solutions that decrease rolling resistance, while at the same time taking performance characteristics to the maximum in terms of both safety and handling. The Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera will use the new PZero Corsa System in the 235/35ZR19 and 295/30ZR19 sizes. The PZero Corsa System combines the front directional tread design with an asymmetric rear design, to decrease susceptibility to hydroplaning, a typical problem when using tyres derived from semi-slick sports designs. The front PZero Corsa directional maintains the previous tread design, however innovative materials and technology choices have been introduced to help balance the increased sportiness of the new asymmetric rear tyres. The new PZero Corsa Asymmetric includes robust blocks and a full shoulder to maximize the performance on dry, even under the most extreme driving conditions. The inclusion of longitudinal channels also allows for the expulsion of water and decreases susceptibility to hydroplaning, despite the reduced tread depth. The new combination of designs and the use of innovative materials derived from Motorsports, allows the new PZero Corsa System to achieve higher levels of performance both on dry and wet surfaces. PZero Corsa System is the best handling road tyre in the PZero collection, the line of Ultra High Performance products developed by Pirelli for the most prestigious and high-performance cars. PZero represents a revolution for the tyre industry, and offers drivers performance without precedence in every aspect: handling, comfort, and safety. This tyre from the P Zero Collection, the line of tyres produced by Pirelli, leader in the high end bracket, uses many innovative solutions developed by Pirelli and protected by 5 patents, which protect the tread design, compounds, and the tyre structure. The racing heart of PZero is guaranteed by the tread compounds and by special nano-composites that ensure comfortable driving combined with extreme sports performance. Additionally, the tread design of Pirelli's new tyre also delivers maximum grip on wet roads and reduces noise. The asymmetric profile DA.Co (Dynamic Asymmetric Contour) gives even wear and tyre-ground contact remains the same at all speeds. Moreover, P Zero is produced with compounds which contain no aromatic oils. Pirelli’s decision on this came three years ahead of the European directive which will enforce this act from 2010. The now well-established collaboration between Pirelli and Lamborghini is not limited to the development of road tyres, but extends to racing and the main events organised by the car maker. In fact, Pirelli is the sole supplier to the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo and the Lamborghini Track Academy.